Born in Nebraska in Ed Ruscha grew up in the mid-west city of Oklahoma. Following an early interest in cartooning, Ruscha pursued a career in. Results 1 – 14 of 14 TwentySix Gasoline Stations by Ruscha, Edward (Photographer) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Ruscha catalogue raisonné #B1. The artist’s first book. Ed Ruscha. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. [Third Edition]. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. 1 of 4.

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The books have the trappings of poppy commercialism about them, like misguided instruction books, or a partially complete guide to life in the 20th century. From the first service station, ‘Bob’s Service’ in Los Angeles where Ruscha lived, the book follows a journey back to Oklahoma City where he had grown up and where his mother still lived.

Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of in I knew the title. My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter. Twentysix Gasoline Stationsa modest publication consisting of black and white photographs with captions, is an iconic artist book.

Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream artworld activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat. Dated in the foreword and dedicated to Patty Callahan, the book comprises twenty-six photographs of various dimensions and proportions; most are laid out on a single page with the text facing the image; some go across the double spread, a few are placed next to each other.


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Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha

Who is Jean Jullien giving his book tsations this Christmas? Twentysix Gasoline Stations was first published in although the title page states in an edition of numbered copies.

Archived copy as title link. Ed Ruscha is very much an artist who makes books.

‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations’, Edward Ruscha, | Tate

The artist closely supervised the design and printing of the book. Basket 0 Checkout Sign in. Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch is headed for London. Although Ruscha has admitted knowledge of Evans’ twemty, he has dismissed it as an influence.

All images reproduced in Artists Who Make Books. It was subsequently republished in two unnumbered editions. Ed Ruscha By offering only ‘technical data’ the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos.

The title appears in red lettering on the cover and spine.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations – Wikipedia

Views Read Edit View history. It has 26 photographs on 48 pages. Artists Who Make Books. David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted in private. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by loosening up. There are no cars visible in some of the photographs and almost twnty are taken from the other side of the highway. In Miami this week? They have none of the nuances of the hand-made and crafted limited edition book.


Twentysix Gasoline Stations

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ruscha’s books combined the literalness of early California pop art with euscha flat-footed photographic aesthetic informed by minimalist notions of repetitive sequence and seriality Published in April [1] on his own imprint National Excelsior Press, [2] it is often considered to be the first modern gasline book, [3] and has become famous as a precursor and a major influence on the emerging artist’s book culture, especially in America.

And away from the catholic church too, and Sister Daniella who beat my knuckles with a pencil the one year I was in parochial school.

Apart from this, the numbering on the last page of the first edition and the details of each edition at the beginning of the book, the three are indistinguishable.

This page was last edited on 12 Julyat A spread from Babycakes with Weights Ed Ruscha.